Have you been considering Botox®? You’re not alone. It is an increasingly popular choice for men and women throughout the Bay Area who want to achieve a natural, more youthful look. Our experienced staff at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics are experts in Botox® treatments— and are happy to answer all your questions and help put your concerns behind you.

Aging is inevitable, but how you age is up to you.

At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we celebrate the beauty of growing older and aging joyfully and beautifully. Each passing year presents new opportunities. Providing you the chance to pursue your dreams, explore new passions and hobbies, spend time with loved ones, travel and learn, build confidence, and develop wisdom. Each day is another chance to enjoy the beautiful life you’ve made for yourself. Still, there’s a part of getting older that many of us can’t help but dread: WRINKLES!

Through life’s most joyful moments and hardest lessons, you display the full spectrum of emotion on your face. Every smile, laugh, squint, wink, frown, and shocked eyebrow raise, your facial muscles contract and crease the overlying skin. Over time, these very expressions will turn your once-fleeting lines into permanent fixtures of your complexion, affecting not just your appearance but your sense of vitality.

Botox® is an age-defying treatment that can boost your beauty and help you achieve a natural, youthful look. Botox® temporarily reduces muscle movements that are the root cause of expression lines. In so doing, Botox® effectively smoothes your skin and eases your worries of appearing older and more tired than you are. If you’d like to learn more, we will happily schedule a consultation for you with one of our experienced injectors in either our Santa Rosa or Larkspur location. Please contact us at (707) 921-7447 or visit our contact page.

What Is Botox®, and How Does it Work?

Botox® has been used in the medical field for a long time, initially employed for its medical efficacy. Botox® was first FDA-approved in 1989 for the treatment of eyelid muscle spasms. Soon after its release, doctors noticed that it also had cosmetic benefits. Botox® injections were doing more than relaxing overactive eyelid muscles — they were also relaxing wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. The FDA approved Botox® as an aesthetic treatment in 2002. Now it is used by millions of people each year and is one of the most recognized names in the beauty and cosmetic industry.

The active ingredient in Botox® is the neurotoxin botulinum toxin Type A. When introduced to a muscle, this neurotoxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes muscle contractions. By blocking acetylcholine, Botox® ensures that the treated muscle never receives the message to contract. In turn, this reaction prevents the skin over the muscle from creasing, thus creating unwanted lines and wrinkles. Your untreated muscles are not affected, so you don’t end up looking frozen or unable to make natural facial expressions.

During your initial consultation, one of our friendly aesthetic experts will assess your skin, address your concerns, and determine if Botox® is right for you. We also offer Dysport® and Xeomin®, as well as a variety of injectable dermal fillers.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox® Injections?

A Botox® injection is an incredibly versatile treatment that can turn back the clock, reviving your confidence, and refreshing your facial appearance. This minimally invasive treatment is suitable for most everyone – including both men and women of any skin tone and type. Some of the common cosmetic concerns Botox® addresses include:

  • Crow’s Feet – wrinkles near the eyes
  • Glabellar Lines – the ‘11’ that forms between the eyebrows
  • Lines across the forehead
  • Sagging Eyebrows
  • Vertical Neck Bands
  • A Gummy Smile
  • Bunny Lines – lines which appear on the nose

In addition, Botox® is effective in treating the following medical concerns:

  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Chronic Headaches or Migraines
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Discomfort in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • A Lazy Eye or Crossed Eyes
  • Involuntary Muscle Twitching

Take our Neurotoxin test here to see if you’re a candidate!

What Can I Expect During Botox® Treatments?

Before your Botox® injection, one of our aesthetic experts will identify which muscles require treatment, and then clean the designated area. An icepack may be applied to help mitigate any discomfort you might experience during the injections. The injector will administer the Botox® using a fine needle; it will begin to bind to nerve receptors, preventing the release of chemicals that stimulate muscle movement. These muscles won’t be paralyzed entirely but will be relaxed enough to avert any significant skin creasing. You might feel a small stinging sensation while being injected; this is normal and very brief.

Treatments generally require just 10 to 20 minutes. However, this can vary from person to person, depending on the treated areas’ scope and the number of units used. Botox® is often referred to as a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it is quick, and you can ‘get back to work’ immediately afterward.

What Results Can I Expect After My Botox® treatment?

Botox® requires no downtime. You may experience mild redness or swelling in the injected area, but these effects are short-lived for most patients. The anti-aging benefits of Botox® usually take two to five days to appear. Full results are typically achieved by day 10.

After just one Botox® session, you’ll notice your skin appears visibly smoother, giving you a more youthful image. Depending upon the treated areas, Botox® treatments typically last three to four months. Most people who opt for Botox® treatments receive them at least three times a year if they wish to maintain their results indefinitely.

Contact Morpheus Medical Aesthetics

At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we are proud to provide services that complement your natural beauty and reveal your best self at any age. Our goal is to renew your appearance and highlight your features, not change who you are or hide the qualities that make you uniquely you.

The facial expressions that convey your emotions can leave unwanted lines in their wake. If you are ready to embrace the aging process without creases around your eyes and forehead, schedule your Botox® consultation at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics today. Our qualified injectors will design an individualized treatment plan that gives you the smooth, beautiful results you’re looking to achieve. Please contact us at (707) 921-7447 or visit our contact page to request an appointment at one of our two beautiful locations in Santa Rosa and Larkspur.

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